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Category Archives: Databases

Risk Associated with Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is one of the best choices for organizations who want to improve their IT infrastructures. Despite the fact that it revolutionizes the IT infrastructure; different issues are associated with this technology as well. The good news is that these can be dealt with too but need a little vigilance and agility that can […]

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MySQL Workbench on Windows: The Pros, The Cons, and The Quirks

I used phpMyAdmin for a dog’s age before using MySQL Workbench on a regular basis. While MySQL Workbench on Windows 7 is much heavier (and slower) than the super-slim Adminer, it provides a number of features that make creating and maintaining schemas in MySQL easier – including the ability to print out a visual depiction […]

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Using The Slim PHP Framework for Developing REST APIs

There’s a neat little framework for Ruby called Sinatra that makes it simple to configure REST-style API endpoints with just a smidgen of glue code. But why, asked PHP developer Josh Lockhart, should Ruby devs have all the fun? Josh has been busy these past few months creating his own PHP-based REST DSL (Domain-Specific Language) […]

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Adminer | The World’s Smallest MySQL Admin Script

I’ve spent years using phpMyAdmin (much to my chagrin). And I’ve recently warmed up to MySQL Workbench. But it wasn’t until this week that I stumbled across Adminer, a single-file PHP application for MySQL administration. It’s hard not to be impressed by Adminer, which is both devilishly simple and elegantly designed. The file downloads as […]

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